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Prof. Graeme Eisenhofer, PhD

Graeme EisenhoferWith the recruitment of the first coordinator Prof. Eisenhofer from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2007, a leading expert in adrenal catecholamine metabolism and neuroendocrine tumours has moved to Dresden. Eisenhofer was the first to define the formation of plasma-free metanephrines in adrenal tissue, now widely used as the gold standard for the diagnosis of phaeochromocytoma. He has over 25 years experience in patient-oriented research, most recently combining applications of transcriptomics, proteomics and catecholamine metabolomics to studies of patients with chromaffin cell tumours. He now leads an analytical laboratory with a focus on targeted analyses of small molecules by liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection or mass spectrometry. His laboratory is equipped with 8 HPLC systems, one UPLC system and a state-of-the art ABI5500 Q-trap mass spectrometer that extends his groups analytical capabilities to steroidomic and energy-pathway metabolomic profiling. This together with the clinical research expertise comprises a key core-facility for linking and integrating the various projects..

Scientific career

1975-1978BSc. Honors in Biochemistry, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
1979-1982Ph.D. in Human Physiology and Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington Clinical School of Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand
1982-1985Clinical Research Unit, Wellington Clinical School of Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand. Research Fellow supported by a Fellowship award from the New Zealand Medical Research Council
1985-1988National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA
International Research Fellow, then transferred to Fogarty Visting
Fellowship. Clinical Neuroscience Branch, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
1988-1991Baker Medical Research Institute, Prahran, Victoria, Australia   
Senior Research Officer in the Autonomic Function Unit
1991-1998Head: Unit on Preclinical Neurochemistry, NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
1998-2007Staff Scientist, NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Professor and Chief: Division of Clinical Neurochemistry, Departments of Medicine and Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus at the Technical Universität Dresden